Discussion in 'WDW Parks News, Rumors and Current Events' started by WDW1974, Apr 15, 2017.
Yeah, inside GMR sitting on a bulldozer just waiting to gut a classic.
Ditto. Mine was likely 2013. Visited Disneyland in 2015 and 2016 and will return there before I go back to WDW.
IF this is true, then 2015 will be my last trip to WDW. I'll visit another park that treats their guests and the history of the park with respect.
It makes slightly more thematic sense with the new film but previously it was a stretch to say that it made sense in Epcot. They took a film specifically made to showcase the beauty of California - by using exclusively California film locations - and shoehorned it into a pavilion about futuristic farming. Maybe if they'd coughed up the money to film a new show unique to the Land then it would have made sense?
Parts of Fantasyland and Liberty Square are built up about 30-32', while the rest of the park is built up between 20-22'. Show buildings for Haunted Mansion, Small World, Splash and Pirates are all successfully hidden through a creative use of the building being partially lower than the park combined with creative facades on the top of the building so it blends in. They do a good job for the most part. When I used to give tours the guests would always be stunned that Splash Mountain wasn't actually in the mountain or that Haunted Mansion was really just in a warehouse.
It's always very eye-opening to look at theme parks using aerial or satelllite imagery, like with Google Maps/Earth, and to compare that to the guide maps.
Often the differences are profound.
Any update on this rumor?
people still mad
Is it still happening?
Still a rumor. Supposedly there are competing plans, and do nothing is always an option as is put off a decision for a few years.
It's only a matter of time before @jt04 suggests this as a great place for Guardians of the Galaxy.
For the current administration, that probably means adding Disney characters to these:
and selling them in Adventureland.
That is not even funny...the last thing we need is more people obsessed with holding devices in their hand at WDW...
Hope Tiki Birds stay-our kids and grandkids enjoyed the show. It is unique and entertaining.
You must have me confused with someone else. I want an AV closer to the original vision except the birds and flying carpets.
I suggest that entire group of buildings receive refurbed kitchens and be turned over to f&b and continue with facilities on par with skippers. I suggest Haunted restaurant, NO Square, Tianas, Club 33, and something pirates or Moana where tiki and terrace is.
Sorry but this cracks me up. Ain't nobody out West that thinks MK is DL's big brother. If WDW would stop envisioning themselves as such, perhaps they could figure out how develop an actual "soul" for MK, with or without Tiki. A big castle will only get ya so far.
A 34 foot pink one isn't awe inspiring. There's always the Disney family museum for historical artifacts that no longer draw a crowd. Different markets and customer bases.
I mean more in terms of size than spirit. MK is physically larger than Disneyland, and much of its early rides were repurposed clones of DL attractions. But DL has always felt like a much better designed park than MK; it just feels better landscaped and organized. I'm always interested in things they do to differentiate the two, such as Temple of the Forbidden Eye or Dumbo's Circus.
This will most likely never happen. MK, along with the other castle parks around the world, will always be imitations of Disneyland.
Well sure to all of that but it misses my point. The thing is that any honest debate of which is the best castle park comes down to two locations - Disneyland and Tokyo Disneyland. MK is never in the running. Sure people can "like" MK better than the others, but that isn't an argument why it would actually be better. Because what's better? The castle. What else? Splash. And then what? Again, where is MK's "soul" (once you pass the castle)?
DL knows it's soul. It is in it's history and rich detailing. And it was reborn after being lost for a decade, so hope is not gone that MK couldn't find its soul as well. Clearly it won't be in it's history (skyway, subs, snow, toad, possibly tiki point to that.) Tokyo also knows its soul, the no-expense-spared ride and show/performance attitude. With no night parade at MK or even in development, pretty sure that's not their soul.
Getting rid of Tiki at MK isn't the worst thing imaginable. But if it's replacement doesn't create a new point of soul in the park (and I have zero faith that it will), well MK will continue to stay out of the running in the best castle park debate all the while pointing to their castle and fantasizing about being the big brother.
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